Global Information Society Watch

Global Information Society Watch 2015: Sexual rights and the internet
Global Information Society Watch 2015: Sexual rights and the internet 19 November 2015 Various

This edition of GISWatch presents stories from around the world on how the politics of sex and sexual rights activism takes place online. It examines how generally accepted sexual identities, as well as marginalised sexualities, are expressed, regulated and moralised on the internet.    

Watching the watchers: A global monitor of the information society since 2007
Watching the watchers: A global monitor of the information society since 2007 21 May 2015 Leila Nachawati Rego

The Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) aims to build policy analysis skills and methodologies into the work of civil society organisations in the field of ICT for development, democracy and social justice. Today, it makes us very happy to announce that our latest GISWatch report on surveillance has exceeded 10,000 page hits to the main report, becoming the most read in the history of GISWatch.    

Global Information Society Watch 2014: Communications surveillance in the digital age
Global Information Society Watch 2014: Communications surveillance in the digital age 18 September 2014 Various

This Global Information Society Watch tracks the state of communications surveillance in 59 countries across the world – countries as diverse as Hungary, India, Argentina, The Gambia, Lebanon and the United Kingdom. Each country report approaches the issue from a different perspective.    

GISWatch Special Report 2014 - Internet rights that went wrong in Turkey
GISWatch Special Report 2014 - Internet rights that went wrong in Turkey 01 September 2014 APC

This report presents an up-to-date assessment of internet rights in Turkey, and has been prepared to coincide with the Internet Governance Forum 2014.

Report on communications surveillance in the digital age to be launched in Turkey
Report on communications surveillance in the digital age to be launched in Turkey 29 August 2014

A ground breaking report on mass surveillance will be released at the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul, Turkey on 4 September 2014. The latest edition of the Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) reveals the complicity of both states and corporations in communications surveillance, with reviews on the state of surveillance in 57 countries and reports on key human rights, legal and te...

Global Information Society Watch 2013: Women's rights, gender and ICTs
Global Information Society Watch 2013: Women's rights, gender and ICTs 11 March 2014 Various

GISWatch 2013 shows that gains in women’s rights made online are not always certain or stable. It is a call to action, to the increased participation of women in all forms of technological governance and development, and to a reaffirmation and strengthening of their rights online.    

GenderIT.org edition - GISWatch 2013 sets the agenda for women’s rights, gender and ICTs
GenderIT.org edition - GISWatch 2013 sets the agenda for women’s rights, gender and ICTs 13 December 2013

Women’s ability to set policy agendas is key to internet governance, and we work constantly to subvert existing power relations with GenderIT.org. It is also the focus of this year’s GISWatch, which GenderIT.org covers in its latest edition.

Communication rights ten years after the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Civil society perceptions
Communication rights ten years after the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Civil society perceptions 04 September 2013 Association for Progressive Communications

This GISWatch special report by APC collates civil society perceptions of the changes that have taken place in the information and knowledge-sharing society over the last 10 years, capturing the shifts experienced by communications activists and stakeholders in a rich and nuanced way.    

Global Information Society Watch 2012
Global Information Society Watch 2012 21 February 2013 Various

GISWatch 2012 explores how the internet is being used to ensure transparency and accountability, the challenges that civil society activists face in fighting corruption, and when the internet fails as an enabler of a transparent and fair society.    

GISWatch 2011 Special Edition 2
GISWatch 2011 Special Edition 2 30 October 2012 Various

This publication is a follow-up to the 2011 edition of Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch), which looked at internet rights and democratisation, with a focus on freedom of expression and association online.    

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